law school tuition deposit
My son was 1 day late in paying his 2nd tuition deposit and was rejected by the school because of it. He was offered a merit scholarship from this school for 3 yrs and had already paid a deposit on his room. He also officially withdrew from 14 acceptances many with scholarship offers. Any suggestions as our family is truly devastated by this.
Become-a-Lawyer.com Response: This truly is a tough situation. Most law schools have written policies that they may rescind an offer of acceptance (or scholarship) if the deposit is not submitted on time. Though I am not aware which law school you are referring to, I am sure that they have the legal foresight to reserve a right to rescind offers of admission.
The best way to handle this situation is as follows: 1) Talk to a lawyer in your state. Though it is unlikely that you could recover any monetary damages for this case, talk to a lawyer licensed in your state anyway. 2) Obtain all documents regarding the school’s admission policy and the specific terms regarding when the law school can rescind an offer of acceptance and scholarship. Read through all of those policies, as they will specifically state under what terms a scholarship or offer of admission to that law school may be rescinded. 3) Request in writing a meeting with the Dean of Admissions to see if some kind of compromise can be worked out (perhaps your son can attend the following year, or attend this year with the evening section).
Remember, you have to be calm at all times in dealing with the law school, and put all correspondence in writing.